- Patrick: "And let’s not forget the best of all: Alex Russo, the most prettiest girl of not only Slytherin but all of Hogwarts!"
- Liam: "I can’t believe you did that, Patrick, and she even heard you! How am I going to act now when we come across each other in the hallways at school?"
- Patrick: "Will you relax, Liam? All she heard was me calling her the most prettiest girl of all Slytherin and Hogwarts, not me confessing you have this huge crush on her."
- — Liam's conversation about Alex with his brother in 1994.
Liam and Alex met each other at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1993 after Liam, whom was in his second year at the time, became a member of the Hufflepuff Quidditch team. Being a member of the Slytherin Quidditch team herself, Alex took it upon herself to meet him during dinner in the Great Hall and wished him good luck in his matches.
Since then, Liam has developed a crush on the Slytherin girl. He claimed it was love on first sight which, unfortunately for him, wasn't the case with Alex whom was only being polite. He was being rather obvious about his crush on her too, always glancing her way whenever he could which had distracted him when Hufflepuff played a match against Slytherin. Since he was Keeper, his distraction eventually led to Hufflepuff's defeat.