Liver transplantation is the only cure for end-stage liver disease. Unfortunately, 20% of patients die waiting for a donor. New techniques for preserving transplant livers, such as normothermic machine perfusion (NMP), provide an opportunity to utilise ‘marginal’ (currently discarded) donated livers if their viability can be assessed accurately. We present initial results from a CE-marked NMP system that we adapted for use in an MRI scanner. We demonstrate the power of NMP-MRI to assess structure and metabolism in a freshly donated pig liver, dynamically over a 10-hour period. Our protocol includes 1H imaging, 31P spectroscopy, and hyperpolarised 13C spectroscopy.