Wales international Liam Williams will be available to play for the Scarlets for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, the club has confirmed.
Scarlets announced in December that the British & Irish Lion will be returning home after agreeing a move from English champions Saracens.
The 28-year-old was initially due to return in the summer after three seasons in North London. However, Scarlets, Williams and Saracens have since come to a mutual agreement that will allow the full-back to play for his former side earlier than initially anticipated.
With 62 caps for Wales and three Test starts for the Lions, Williams is regarded as one of the leading full-backs in world rugby with his devastating counter-attacking threat and ability under the high ball.
His versatility to play either wing or full-back is also a valuable asset and he will link up with a strong back-three pool at Parc y Scarlets.
Williams, who was a key member of the Scarlets’ PRO12 title-winning side, hasn’t played since suffering an ankle injury at the Rugby World Cup in Japan and has been completing his rehab as part of Wayne Pivac’s Six Nations squad at their base at the Vale Resort.