Liverpool stun City, Dortmund lose ground

While Liverpool impressed in a 4-1 triumph at Manchester City, Jürgen Klopp's old side and fellow UEFA Europa League hopefuls Dortmund slipped further off the pace in Germany.

How the UEFA Europa League contenders fared ©AFP/Getty Images

There were contrasting results for Jürgen Klopp's current club Liverpool and his old side Dortmund as the UEFA Europa League teams warmed up for matchday five across the continent.

Liverpool turned heads by inflicting a comprehensive 4-1 home loss on Premier League high-fliers Manchester City, with Klopp's dynamic Reds racing into a 3-0 half-time lead on their way to knocking their hosts off the summit. The German coach's former employers BVB slipped to a 3-1 reverse at Hamburg, on the other hand, and fell eight points behind leaders Bayern München in second spot.

The title race continues to take fascinating shape in Italy, meanwhile, where Napoli triumphed 2-0 at Verona to stay within two points of top dogs Internazionale, and level with fellow group stage hopefuls Fiorentina. As for Villarreal, they climbed into the top four in Spain despite a draw, while Ajax slotted five goals past Cambuur to continue their fine form in the Eredivisie.

Group A
Molde concluded their Norwegian Eliteserien campaign on 8 November
Mersin İdman Yurdu 1-3 Fenerbahçe
Ajax 5-1 Cambuur
Celtic 0-0 Kilmarnock

Group B
Young Boys 1-1 Sion 
Manchester City 1-4 Liverpool
Rennes 2-2 Bordeaux 
Amkar Perm 1-2 Rubin Kazan

Group C
Hamburg 3-1 Borussia Dortmund 
Spartak Moskva 3-2 Krasnodar 
PAOK 0-0 Panetolikos 
Sumqayıt 2-2 Qäbälä

Group D
Verona 0-2 Napoli 
OB 1-1 Midtjylland 
Club Brugge 3-0 Zulte Waregem
Legia Warszawa 1-0 Śląsk Wrocław

Group E
Mattersburg 1-6 Rapid Wien
Villarreal 1-1 Eibar 
Viktoria Plzeň 1-0 Mladá Boleslav
Dinamo Minsk 1-1 Neman Grodno (Belarusian Cup fourth round first leg)

Group F
Farense 0-1 Braga (Portuguese Cup fourth round)
Liberec 1-0 Sparta Praha
St-Étienne 0-2 Marseille
De Graafschap 1-2 Groningen

Group G
Lazio 1-1 Palermo
St-Étienne 0-2 Marseille
Chornomorets Odesa 0-0 Dnipro 
Rosenborg concluded their Norwegian Eliteserien campaign on 8 November

Group H
Lokomotiv Moskva 0-2 Anji Makhachkala
Beşiktaş 2-0 Sivasspor
Sporting CP 2-1 Benfica (Portuguese Cup fourth round)
Skënderbeu 4-0 Terbuni

Group I
St Gallen 2-1 Basel 
Fiorentina 2-2 Empoli
Pogoń Szczecin 0-2 Lech Poznań
Portimonense 3-2 Belenenses (Portuguese Cup fourth round)

Group J
Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 West Ham 
Monaco 1-0 Nantes
Qarabağ 3-0 Käpäz
Lokeren P-P Anderlecht

Group K
Schalke 1-3 Bayern München
Liberec 1-0 Sparta Praha 
Asteras Tripolis 1-0 Atromitos 
APOEL 0-2 Anorthosis Famagusta

Group L
Granada 2-0 Athletic Club 
Stuttgart 0-4 Augsburg
Partizan 3-0 Novi Pazar
AZ 3-1 Heerenveen