Liver is the most resilient of the human organ (on par with or next to skin). A very interesting experiment on liver regeneration is here. Even if two-thirds of the liver is removed, the remaining liver would regenerate to recover the full volume and function.
Cirrhosis of liver is a condition where excessive fibrosis occurs shattering the architecture of the liver. The blood vessels and the parenchymal cells of the liver get constricted into narrow spaces causing portal hypertension and fall in the Liver Function Test parameters (albumin level falls, clotting factors fall leading to spontaneous bleeding, bilirubin level rises causing jaundice, etc...). It can be either congenital or acquired. Cirrhosis is considered an end stage liver disease.
In the end stages of cirrhosis the only treatment option available is liver transplantation.
Why is partial hepatectomy (removal of part of liver) not a treatment option for end stage liver disease (cirrhosis of the acquired variety)?