Scott Sinclair pulled one back for the Bhoys, however, they left it a little too late to mount a challenge against the Greek outfit and will now look to compete for a place in Europe's second tournament.
Missing out on Champions League football is a huge loss financially, in terms of prize money and television revenue, while there's also the matter of wounded pride, with the club now dropping into the Europa League play-offs where they lock horns with either Latvian side Spartaks Jurmala or Lithuanian side Suduva.
"At this moment in time we're disappointed with the result of the game and the way we went out".
"I still felt this was a game in which we had more than enough to win but you have to defend better than we did". You have to always guard against becoming complacent and the way you do that is by adding to the squad.
"I've said what I wanted to say in terms of us needing improvement and wanting to improve", Rodgers said.
Manchester United fans delighted with Luke Shaw's performance vs Leicester City
Of Pogba's penalty, which came after just 75 seconds, he said: "A very good penalty taker". Pogba came up with a complete performance in United's 2-1 win over Leicester City .
His agent Jacques Lichtenstein was quoted earlier in the week by DH.be saying that as his client is in the final year of his contract, he could not risk playing when not 100 per cent fit.
Boyata told Belgian website DH.be: 'When I hear I've refused to play since I came back from vacation, it's wrong.
The 70,000-capacity stadium was only around half-full but the home fans roared when Niklas Hult, at the second attempt, got his cross pass fellow Swedish defender Mikael Lustig to Brazilian midfielder Galo, who swept it past keeper Craig Gordon from 12 yards after six minutes.
"I've always said that we needed to strengthen, no matter how good we've been over the last couple of years".