In this work, we present the results of a novel method for detecting liver fibrosis from tagged MRI images. The method is based on extracting a set of features representing the liver deformations induced by the heart motion. First, the tagged MRI images are analyzed to calculate the liver tissue strain induced by the heart motion. The histogram of the peak strain values at each point within the liver are used as feature vectors to classify normal from patients with liver fibrosis. Classification using support-vector-machines using data of 34 subject (15 normal, 19 patients) showed sensitivity and specificity of 89%, and 80% respectively.