|Character Profile||List of appearances|
Liam arrived in the village in August 2012 after being dropped off by an ex-girlfriend, who threw his bags at him. He immediately caught the eye of Diane O'Connor and Martha Kane who attempted to flirt with him, but he subtly made his lack of interest clear. Tilly Evans caught Liam with Jen Gilmore and thought Jen was being unfaithful, only to learn that the pair were siblings. Liam moved in with Jen and Diane; Jen was living with Diane as she was a friend of a relative of Diane's.
Shortly after his arrival, Liam learned of Jen's affair with Tilly, who was a student at Hollyoaks Sixth Form College where Jen taught art. Liam applied for the manager's job at Attwell's Health Club & Spa, starting a small rivalry with Rob Edwards, and beat Rob for the job. When the gym was sold to Tony Hutchinson, who closed it with intentions of turning it into a restaurant, Liam started working as a barman at Chez Chez. When Chez Chez closed, Liam went to South England to help a friend start a recruitment business.
Upon his return, friend Maxine Minniver attempted to convince Liam to go into business running Chez Chez. Liam was unsure, although agreed to help Maxine throw a party to use the last of the alcohol in the club as Brendan Brady was imprisoned and Cheryl Brady had left for Ireland. Liam contacted a friend to supply extra alcohol for the party, with Jacqui McQueen realising that the vodka was produced by Trudy Ryan and had caused Phoebe McQueen to suffer a seizure earlier in the week.
After Jen threatened Esther Bloom, Tilly and her friends took action against Jen by attempting to get her fired. Jen's affair was exposed and Patrick Blake fired her, with Liam believing that Jen was innocent. The police were called and Jen was arrested, and Liam decided to accept a job he had been offered in South England as he felt that Hollyoaks had changed people for the worse.
- James Farrar's casting as Liam was announced on 22nd July 2012.
- Liam, as well as Jen Gilmore, were both axed by producer Bryan Kirkwood.