9th September, 1987
2008 NAB AFL Draft, Pick No. 43
2009 AFL Debut
Originally from East Fremantle, Liam is a smart on-baller with great finishing skills. Runner-up in the East Fremantle Best and Fairest, Liam was also selected in the 2008 WAFL Team of the Year.
Liam had an outstanding 2008 season with East Fremantle, averaging 26 possessions a game and kicked 23 goals.
After a blistering pre-season in which he dominated most games, the former East Fremantle (WAFL) midfielder was named to debut in round one of the 2009 season against Melbourne, however his dream to play at the elite level was put on hold at the last minute with a stress fracture in his foot flaring up and putting him out of action for several weeks. Anthony eventually made his much anticipated return in the VFL with North Ballarat and demanded selection into the Kangaroos line-up.
The door was opened in round 13 of the 2009 season and the solidly built ball magnet didnít disappoint, racking up an impressive 28 possessions on debut. The football world stood up and took notice as Anthony went on to prove he was well worth the punt at the draft table. The number 44 played out the reminder of the season and averaged 25 touches a game. A true revelation, Anthony was one of the Clubís feel good stories in 2009.
Liam had a flying start in the 2010 season, averaging 23 possessions each game for the first six matches. Following his fine form, he was tragically forced to undergo a shoulder reconstruction after colliding with Travis Cloke; an injury that put him out for the remainder of the season.
The lead up to the 2011 season saw Liam training at his peak, his fitness the highest its been throughout his AFL career and his performance during the season was proof of this. Playing 13 matches, with an average of 18.5 disposals and kicking a total of 9 goals for the season, Liam certainly had his head and heart back in the game for the 2011 season.
2012 loomed as a critical year for Liam Anthony and he responded with a career-high 19 games. A ball magnet, Anthony averaged almost 25 possessions a game, yet he was dropped from the senior side after Northís round 7 loss to the Western Bulldogs. After four matches on the outer he was recalled for the clash against Adelaide and cemented his spot for the rest of the season with a combination of hard running and improved defensive efforts. Liam took big steps forward in 2012, and after another pre-season Liam will hope to play every game in 2013.