Liam Jones was selected by the Western Bulldogs in the 2008 National Draft with pick 32. Drafted as a forward, Jones made his AFL debut in 2010 and had his best season for the Dogs in 2011, earning a Rising Star nomination along the way.
After 6 years, 66 games and 68 goals, Jones was traded to the Carlton Football Club. At 198cm, Carlton switched up his positioning and tried Jones as a key defender because of his ability to read the play, rebound out of defence, and willingness to create contests in the air.
Jones has grown into the role of a defender, often taking the the oppositions best key forward and shutting them down. He had his best season for the Blues in 2018 as he played 17 senior games, and reached his 100th AFL game milestone.