Wales and British and Irish Lions full-back Liam Williams is heading home to rejoin the Scarlets at Llanelli.

The player announced the news to Scarlets supporters on social media this morning ahead of the big Boxing Day derby against the Ospreys.

Williams had been played for London based club Saracens.

Williams started his professional career with the Scarlets eight years ago.

During six seasons for the Scarlets, he scored 29 tries in 111 appearances before joining Saracens where he was a European Champions Cup winner.

In a list of the 100 best players in the world this year, Rugby World magazine named him fifth.

The 28-year-old will rejoin the Scarlets ahead of the 2020-21 season with his signing a clear indication of the ambition of the region.

Looking forward to returning to the Scarlets, Williams said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Saracens over the past three seasons. The environment has undoubtedly developed me as a player and a person.

"The opportunity to return home to the Scarlets was too good to turn down and I am incredibly excited about the future.”

Rugby World magazine named Williams fifth best in the world. Credit: PA

He is one of the leading players in world rugby and to be able to sign a player of his calibre at the peak of his powers highlights our determination to build a squad that will challenge for silverware.

Jon Daniels, Scarlets