We mentioned how important your liver is to synthesize proteins and talked about albumin as one of the most important. The liver also synthesizes proteins that speed up the clotting process. Clotting is vital for healing, and if you don’t have these clotting factors, you will get a bruise for every minor hit. In some cases, even applying slight pressure causes a deep hematoma. Thus, this counts as one of the most important early signs of liver damage.